Marion Barry Doubles Down on "Dirty Asians"

Marion Barry was D.C.'s mayor for sixteen years (1979-91 and 1995-99), and currently he's a city council member representing Ward 8, a section of D.C. that's overwhelmingly African-American.

Barry, who popularized the phrase "Bitch set me up!" during an FBI sting operation that sent him to prison, is back in the news for declaring that Asian business owners in his district should be driven out.

"We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops," he said at an April 3rd campaign event. "They ought to go. I'm going to say that right now."

Reason.tv Correspondent Kennedy caught up with Barry at D.C.'s City Hall to discuss his comments.

Produced by Jim Epstein.

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